The floating notifications, Chat Head-like functionality that we have seen in Facebook Messenger has been a very unique and desirable feature to see in apps, most recently being used to great effect in Chris Lacy’s Link Bubble app which allows you to load web pages in the background while scrolling through another app. Floata for Twitter is taking that same convenience and applying it to Twitter, letting you Tweet from within whatever app you are currently using.
As you would expect, Floata gives you access to a little Twitter “Chat Head” which stays persistently on top of whatever app is currently running (in its current iteration, including even games). It’s not without its bugs and downsides however, like being restricted to text only tweets and the “Chat Head” not being terribly manoeuvrable. It’s still early days, however, and with a few more features and more fixes, Floata is likely going to be a tweeter’s best friend. And probably the best thing about Floata is that it is compatible with Android devices from Gingerbread and up (i.e. 2.3+), allowing almost everyone the chance to give the app a try.
If you’re interested in giving Floata for Twitter a try, you can download it now from the Google Play Store (links are below).